Newcastle, with its diverse, lively arts scene, is one of the best cities in the UK to study contemporary visual art. We have a long and distinguished history. The first School of Art in Newcastle was established in 1838 and has been associated with many distinguished artists and teachers including Richard Hamilton, Lawrence Gowing, Victor Pasmore, Kenneth Rowntree, Norman Adams, Stephen Buckley, Sean Scully, and Susan Hiller. Current staff are all well recognised in their fields with lively exhibiting and publishing profiles.
Visiting artists make a vital contribution to life here in Fine Art. The range of visitors reflects our developments and changes regularly. Recent visitors include Saskia Olde Wolbers, Adam Chodzko, Tomoko Takahashi and Doug Fishbone.
Fine Art is in the same building as the Hatton Gallery, one of the largest exhibition spaces in North East England. The Hatton's permanent collection consists of works of art from five centuries and includes the Elterwater Merzbarn construction by Kurt Schwitters. Fine Art also has two student-run exhibition spaces.
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